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All About Positano
Nestled on southern Italy’s Amalfi Coast, Positano is a dreamy, vertical seaside town that boasts stunning pastel-colored villas perched on the faces of the cliff sides along the coast of the Tyrrhenian Sea. The intense aroma of Positano lemons, a treasure of the Amalfi Coast, perfumes the air of this seaside village. You can taste these famous lemons infused in local desserts, salads, fish, and liqueurs, including limoncello, Positano’s favorite digestif.
From local art and crafts to custom-made leather sandals, hand-embroidered silk dresses, and ceramics adorned with vibrant colors and intricate patterns, Positano offers an exciting shopping experience that highlights local talent, artistry, and tradition. For a midday refresher, enjoy an afternoon aperitivo, a beloved cultural ritual consisting of a pre-meal drink, at one of the many spots throughout the village. Catch spectacular views of the sunset as shades of pink, orange, and red softly illuminate the cliffside town. In the evenings, you can explore Positano’s restaurants or head to a cozy espresso bar.
When is the best time to stay in a vacation rental in Positano?
The best time to stay in a condo rental in Positano is during the spring and early summer months when temperatures are pleasant enough to take a refreshing dip in the sea. In the spring, vibrant bougainvillea flowers in various shades of pink and purple bloom, adorning streets and terraces around the town. During the fall and winter months, Positano is much quieter in comparison to the bustling spring and summer seasons. Temperatures usually dip during this time, and you can expect frequent rainy days. During the winter be warned that many shops, and restaurants close and reopen in the spring.
What are the top things to do in Positano?
The Church of Santa Maria Assunta
In Positano’s town center, a few steps away from Marina Grande Beach, you’ll find The Church of Santa Maria Assunta, an important part of the city’s cultural and architectural landscape. The Church’s majolica-tiled dome, dazzling in shades of green, blue, and yellow, is one of Positano’s most iconic and beloved symbols. Set against the backdrop of the glittering sea, the magnificent church can be seen from various streets and spots throughout Positano and makes for magnificent photo opportunities.
Just north of Positano is Montepertuso, another Amalfi Coast town, which is easily reached by car, bus, or foot. If you decide to walk over, expect to see spectacular views of Positano and the Tyrrhenian Sea. In Montepertuso there is a short hike leading you to the towering mountains above the town containing a unique geological formation, a massive hole in the stone face. Though the trail includes many stairs and a steep upward climb, you’ll be rewarded with spectacular views of the sea and surrounding landscape.
Spend the day on the black sandy beach of Spiaggia Grande. There is a small section of the beach reserved for public use, where you can lay out or play in the azure waters of the Tyrrhenian Sea. Cocooned in the seaside cliffs overlooking the water, Spiaggia Grande provides stunning views of the surrounding landscape and the colorful cliffside village.